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Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.
Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.
Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).
Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.
Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.
Generally available. All births occurring at Central Hospital in the capital city of Honiara, (P.O. Box 349, Honiara, Solomon Islands); Phone (+677) 23600; Fax: (+677) 24243) are issued a Certificate of Live Birth. Births that occur in rural areas can be issued a birth certificate, upon adequate proof of identity, by the Home Affairs office in the Anthony Saro Building in Honiara. If a child has at least one non-national parent, a birth certificate can be obtained from the Registrar General, P.O. Box 404, Honiara, Solomon Islands; Phone: (+677) 20465; Faxes: (+677) 20786 or 22148. This service is not available for children whose parents are both Solomon Island nationals.
Available if the death occurred in Honiara. Death certificates are issued by the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara and signed by the doctor who attended the death or received the body. If the death occurred outside of the hospital, relatives can apply and provide proof of death to the medical superintendent at NRH, who will sign the death certificate. The NRH general number is (+677) 23600. Alternatively, try +(677) 22812. Death certificates may not be available if the death occurred on an outer island or rural area.
Available for civil marriages from the Provincial Magistrate of the district where the marriage occurred and for religious marriages from the church where the ceremony was performed. Customary marriages are not registered, although they are recognized as legal in Solomon Islands, if proven that consent between parties was given.
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Available. Applicants should write to the Royal Solomon Islands Police, Criminal Records Office, P.O. Box G1723 Honiara, Solomon Islands; Phone: (+677) 23666. A fee may be charged for this service. The quality of information is sometimes uneven. Outlying stations will forward records to police headquarters, where they are maintained on a manual card index system. There are no reliable alternative methods of background checks. Payment is required, to be paid at Inland Revenue (+677 22556). Current fee is SBD$90. A passport sized photo is also required. Receipt of payment and photo should be attached to request. Fingerprinting will be done at the Central Police Station in Honiara. If the requester is overseas, the fee and photo are still required, and a letter of request must be sent to the Police Criminal Record Department, P.O. Box G 1723 (+677 23600). The police may accept emailed photo identity.
The Immigration Division of the Ministry of Commerce, Employment and Trade issues Certificates of Identity to Solomon Islanders whose passports have been lost or stolen and to foreign nationals whose passports have been lost or stolen in Solomon Islands and who cannot obtain another passport. In these cases the document is valid only for return travel to the foreign national’s home country and must be surrendered to the immigration official upon entering the home country. This document meets the requirements of section 101(A)(30) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
These documents can be obtained by calling the Immigration Division at (+677) 22179. Ask for the Passport Section. You will need to provide:
There is no U.S. Embassy in the Solomon Islands. However, American citizens in the Solomon Islands with emergencies or requiring updated security information may contact the U.S. Consular Agent, c/o BJS Agencies on Mendana Avenue in Honiara. Telephone number is (677) 23426, or fax (677) 21027, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.